I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short! Some time ago there was a farmers wife sampler quilt along. At the time it was going on I was not sure of my skills with such a small block. But after making Lori's (Bee in a Bonnet) quilty barn quilt I gained some confidence. Now, I only made 9 barns and I think this has 111 blocks, so, not sure how many I will be able to create.
Last week my book arrived. The Farmers Wife Sampler I bought it on Amazon. As soon as it arrived I started to search the web for tips.
Lo and behold I came across this....
Karen from "laugh yourself into stitches" had a pattern on Craftsy.
The revival of the farmers wife quilt!
How lucky was I to have found this wonderful pattern and help.
She also has a flickr group which I was quick to join.
If you, like me, have not had a chance or if you, like me, want to start this amazing project please check out her pattern, tips and advice.
I so hope there are still some of you out there who would like to join. I love working with others, I need all the advice and tips I can get!!
Have I ever shown you my makeshift block board? I took a piece of cardboard and some duck tape ( come on, you have to love duck tape) ;
on one side i have sandpaper to hold my blocks down while a draw diagonal lines for HST's.
(I never said it was pretty)!
The other side has flannel where I lay out my blocks for piecing.
I use this little baby all the time!
I am working on three projects at once!!
#1. Maggie's College Quilt. Which I can only work on while she is gone as she does not want to see it!
#2. I am making progress on my pink, grey and lime squares.
#3. Now, The Farmers Wife Quilt.
This one I am also piecing by hand. Those little pieces can get sucked into my machine forever to be in limbo!
Yep, Another two days off from school due to our temperatures.
So, today, we played the game of Life and baked M & M cookies!
I love that Maggie will still play a board game with her old Ma'
The Farmer's Wife Fabrics
My focal color will be red.
I will be using end of bolt pieces from my Flower Sugar Fabrics.
I have also ordered a few more floral's which I hope will soon arrive.
A project where I can use my
hoarded saved Kerchief Girls.
Oh, how I love this fabric and wish I had bolts of it!!
I hope to make at least two blocks a week.
Come join the fun!